Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover, is a memoir that recounts the author’s struggle to find her place in the world and her relationships with her family. It is a book that has received positive reviews from the New York Times, USA Today, Vogue, and other leading publications. It is also a book that has been recognized by several notable figures, including Barack Obama. The book has been nominated for several national awards. It has also been ranked among the most influential books of the past year by the Times.
The author, Tara Westover, is a historian and essayist who was born in Clifton, Idaho, in a survivalist family. Her parents, Don and Connie, owned a farm in Franklin County. However, the family was stricken with a number of problems. These included mysterious fire hydrant knockovers, a dispute over property rights, and fights over home-based businesses. It was also during this time that Westover and her family were subjected to an eviction notice, and a fight about the water system upgrade. This made it difficult for Westover to adjust to the wider society. She also had trouble adjusting to academia, despite her success in business. She was also not allowed to take exams, even when her older brother would read her books.
After graduating from high school, Westover attended Brigham Young University, where she received honors. She studied the scriptures of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She then worked in a clothing store. She also started a business, Butterfly Express, which became a family-owned business. She later sold it to her husband, and began teaching health alternatives. Today, Butterfly Expressions is home to 32 grandchildren. She is also a senior research fellow at Harvard Kennedy School. She currently works on projects related to polarization in the media. She has also been named one of the most influential people of the past year by the Times.
After publishing her memoir, Westover was nominated for several awards, including the National Book Award. Her book was also listed among the top books of the year by the New York Times, the Washington Post, and other prominent publications. She was also awarded a scholarship by Brigham Young University. However, her parents denied that she had been abused by her older brother.
In Educated: A Memoir, Tara Westover describes a very difficult childhood. Her parents were not very rich, and the family had to struggle with money to pay for school. They did not have a lot of textbooks in the house, and they did not take exams. Nonetheless, Westover graduated with honors from Brigham Young University in 2008. In her memoir, Westover describes how she became a writer, an essayist, and a historian, and how she has traveled the world. Currently, Westover lives in a prominent city, and has a number of sources of income. She has a wife and few children. She also has a social media presence, including Twitter and Facebook.